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'Vote Yes' signs spring up in Kamloops over the weekend

The signs urging residents to vote in favour of the proposed performing arts centre can be seen in various locations around Kamloops.
March 02, 2020 - 5:33 PM

Some Kamloops residents are beginning to show their intentions over the Performing Arts Centre — quite literally.

Hundreds of “Vote Yes” signs have been printed and dotted around the River City in advance of the April 4 referendum for the Centre for the Arts.

Norman Daley, president of the Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society, says their designed to create awareness.

“The intention is that we're coming up to a month before the referendum so our idea is to have them up for the next month and provide information to people,” Daley says.

Daley says the society has tried to maintain an eco-conscious approach to the initiative. Although he doesn’t have the exact numbers, he says “a couple hundred” signs were printed off. Over this past weekend, the signs were dotted along busy roadways in hopes to get the attention of residents as they commute around the city. He says the society would also consider giving the signs to Kamloopsians to display in residential areas.

“We have a limited number so what we’re trying to do is get them into areas of high traffic,” Daley says. “If people are interested and there’s extra leftover, they can email the society to see about getting one.”

The signs were paid for from the Society’s fundraising efforts, such as the $2 memberships which were first sold last summer. Daley notes all society spending will soon become public.

“We’re spending the few dollars that we have from our membership drive… our financial investments from the society will be known once the referendum is completed, because we have to disclose all of those costs.”

Also included in the Vote Yes materials are buttons and posters, which you can get for yourself at 10 a.m. on March 4 when the society hosts their Get Out the Vote effort, downtown on Seymour Street between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue.

Credit: FACEBOOK / Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society

Click here for more past stories on the proposed performing arts centre.

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